I know I keep saying this, and then I never do anything. But this time I really mean it. (I think.) I'm going to start writing again.
One of the m/m publishers that I've been reading a lot lately has a call out for holiday short stories and novellas. 5,000-18,000 words, due September 1st. I can do that. I just have to get into a Christmas frame of mind. To achieve this I've been listening to Christmas music. The fact that it's been in the middle 90s (a solid 15 degrees above normal for Indiana this time of year) isn't helping. But I'm going to give it the old college try.
Tomorrow I'm going to start poking around the interwebs, looking for images to inspire me, both hunky and Christmassy. If you have any favorites, please be sure to link them in the comments. I could use all the support and inspiration I can get! If I can figure out how I did the last computer collage, I'll make one and post it when it's ready. If not, I might have to resort to paper and glue stick, and then God help you if you want to see it, because I haven't the foggiest where my digital camera is. So, keep your fingers crossed that I find the collage website.
While you're crossing fingers, keep 'em crossed that I manage to get beyond the soundtrack and collage phase. 'Cause I'd really like to write this Christmas story and get it submitted! (Once I get it written and into the hands of an editor I'll start worrying about whether or not anyone actually wants to publish it.)
Oh, and since I haven't done this for a while, my lip balm of the day is the thoroughly un-Christmassy lavender lemonade.